Caramelized onions cooking in an electric skillet
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5 from 2 votes

Caramelized Onions

Perfectly caramelized onions are easy to make, all it takes is a little bit of patience!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 61kcal
Author: Beth Mueller



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 cups thinly sliced onions about 2 large onions


  • Heat olive oil in electric skillet set to 200 Degrees f.
  • Add onions and cover, cook for 20 minutes.
  • Stir, Cook for an additional 20 minutes covered.
  • Stir, remove cover and cook another 20 minutes.
  • As onions begin to brown stir every 5 to 10 minutes until all the onions are golden brown. This may take up to another 90 minutes.


This may take up to 2 hours depending on how many onions used. Just remember low and slow!
Add 2 tablespoons of butter if using for French onion soup.


Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.7g | Protein: 1.3g | Fat: 1.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 4.9g